After 13 intense rounds and three and a half hours, Clear Creek ISD has a named the 2016 District Spelling Bee champion. Seventh grader Asher Warmanen of Seabrook Intermediate won the first place trophy Feb. 20. The District Spelling Bee took place at Mossman Elementary with participants representing all 36 elementary and intermediate schools.
The final two spellers competed against each other for four straight rounds until Asher Warmanen came out victorious after correctly spelling beryllium in the final round. Weber Elementary School’s Haneef Mohammed, a fifth grader, is the 2016 runner-up.
Warmanen will advance to the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, which will be televised live April 2. The Houston Public Media Spelling Bee is the second largest in the country, with more than 1,000 schools from 42 Texas counties competing to advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the nation’s long-standing educational promotion since 1925.
The top two spellers of the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to represent Houston at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May 2016.